View Full Version : From the ashes, Lamar's football program reborn

05-14-2010, 10:21 PM
John Evans tried to avoid the campus buzz that suggested his Lamar University football team was about to be eliminated. It was November 1989, about a week before Thanksgiving, and Lamar's All-American quarterback had other things on his mind.He was a newlywed, with a family. And he spent as much time as he could studying game film, not becoming obsessed with a largely political situation that he couldn't control.
Yet Evans, who now is an Austin-based musician, was worried about whether his team could pull out a win McNeese State in the game's final moments.
Unlike the world of college athletics politics, Evans could control wins and losses. On the last drive of the last game, he directed the Cardinals 80 yards converting a long fourth-down play along the way to propel Lamar to a 22-17 victory over its top rival.

05-15-2010, 02:31 AM
Yeah, it's going to be very rough on us the first several years no doubt.

And to those wondering, yes i am attending this establishment of higher edumacation. :rake:

05-15-2010, 04:10 AM
I'm going to try to catch a couple of games.

05-15-2010, 09:13 AM
If I come back home I will try to make it a Lamar/Texans weekend.

El Tejano
05-20-2010, 08:03 AM
I recall a player from that school that did well with The Oilers - Eugene Seale. Perhaps one of my top five special teams players of all time.